First we headed to the river to collect some smooth roundish rocks. Sorry no pictures of that. I was busy looking for rocks while Hannah and Rebekah were busy throwing the rocks in the river. No worries, we all had fun. And really that is what it is all about.
A few simple supplies we had on had. Red, black and white paint and a few paintbrushes. The big white paper is off the end rolls from the local newspaper. I just love this stuff. The newspaper gives it away when there isn't enough left for it to work on their printers. Lucky for us there is a good 2-3 inches of paper left on the roll. Great stuff for using as drop cloth, tracing bodies, making gift wrap, drawing pads and so much more. Really I suggest you head to your local newspaper and get yourself a roll or two or three. You will find tons of uses. Sorry for the interruption, now back to our regular blog post.
Once you've assembled all your supplies, it is time to paint. We painted the entire rock red. Once that dried we added the black head, stripe and spots.
After the black dried we added two white eyes to the black head. And once dry added smaller black pupils. You can see them in the top picture. That's it. Now we have lots of friendly bugs of the non-biting variety. I plan to add magnets to the back of a few of them to use a magnets on our fridge. And I have a few more that are looking for a new home. Rebekah is really excited to send them off. the giveaway was her idea. I'm sure she will even include a picture for the lucky winner.
Linking up with Creative Friday and Friday's Nature Table.